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Halo: Clement Meadmore

2001 (printed 2019)
Peter Hyatt

inkjet print on paper (sheet: 71.0 cm x 107.7 cm, image: 66.0 cm x 100.0 cm)

Clement Meadmore (1929-2005), sculptor, was born in Melbourne and studied aeronautical engineering and industrial design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Before completing his studies he left the Institute to work as an industrial designer, creating furniture known for its simple and open structure while sculpting in his free time. After extensive travel in Europe in 1953 he produced his first commercial sculptures, which included large abstract pieces influenced by the monoliths of Stonehenge. In 1963, unable to make a living from his work in Australia, he relocated to New York, where he remained for most of his life, apart from a year-long return to Australia to work as photo editor for Vogue magazine. One of Meadmore's colossal sculptures Virginia 1970 stands in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Australia.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019
© Peter Hyatt

Artist and subject

Peter Hyatt

Clement Meadmore (age 72 in 2001)

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Visual arts and crafts

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1. Clement Meadmore, c. 1978. All Lewis Morley.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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